July 08 : Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to pass any order to stop further circulation of the film Nyay: The Justice, which is reportedly based on the life of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, and has been released on a website on June 20.
A bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher and Justice Talwant Singh rejected the application of Sushant Singh Rajput’s father Krishna Kishore Singh, who sought that the film Nyay: The Justice should not be further released on other digital platforms. The High Court will hear the case on July 14.
Senior Advocate Jayant Mehta, who appeared for Krishna Kishore Singh, stated that the film had been released on Lapalap Originals website and sought an order restraining its release on other platforms.
Jayant Mehta argued that he was not seeking that the film is unreleased, but that it should not be re-published or further circulated on any other platform. Senior advocate Chander Lall, who appeared for the film’s director, Dilip Gulati, opposed the plea saying the film carried a disclaimer that it was not based on anyone living or dead.
Last month, the High Court had refused to stay the release of the film noting that the events surrounding the actor's death were already in the public domain and “posthumous privacy right is not permissible”.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s father has challenged the order and also sought to restrain anyone from using his son’s name or likeness in movies. KK Singh had said in his plea that the films were “taking advantage of the situation” and “trying to encash this opportunity for ulterior motives”.
Nyaay: The Justice is a biographical drama film directed by Dilip Gulati and produced by Sarla A. Saraogi and Rahul Sharma. The film features Zuber K. Khan and Shreya Shukla in the lead roles. The film has been made under the banner of Vikas Productions.
Nyay: The Justice’s trailer was released a few days before the actor’s first death anniversary. The film also stars veterans like Asrani, Shakti Kapoor and Sudha Chandran. The trailer, which has included the media coverage after Sushant’s death, received negative comments.
Apart from Nyay: The Justice, there are three other films in the making on Sushant Singh Rajput’s life—Suicide or Murder: A Star Was Lost, Shashank, and an untitled crowd-funded movie.
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